Kangarootime is a cloud-based, all-in-one platform for child care and early education businesses, covering document management, billing, payment processing, child check-ins, classroom management, and more. The system connects parents, teachers, directors, and center owners through real-time messaging, calendars, and announcements, to ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date.
With Kangarootime, children can be securely checked in and out of centers by parents, with daily audit logs and to-the-second time tracking. Parents can also authorize other adults to collect their children, with the center automatically alerted to the change. Pictures can be shared securely with parents through the in-app messaging system, with all chats, emails, and pictures organized in a single database. Centers can use Kangarootime to collect fees, with integrated payment processing and collections automation.
I find Kangarootime user friendly and once you learn how to operate it, it's pretty easy. I like the fact that all the children are assigned into classrooms, so I know who is here and who is absent. I also like the fact that the company is always improving functions and making it easier for everyone to use.
When you are on one page and need to go to another, it is difficult to go back and at times you have to start from the beginning. We should be able to go back and forth, from page to page with out being dumped out of the system.
In the messaging area I would like the parent to be assigned to a child especially if they have a different last name.
In the afternoon the teachers stay on the main rooming page as, they are responsible for check out for all the children and you don't see when any new messages come in.
If parents don't request check in or check out, we don't know if that child is here until we are in our separate classrooms or ready to go home.
As a director, I love that I have access to the families information, who is in school that day, what teachers are there, can message families, etc. all remotely. I dont have to rustle through paperwork or interrupt the teachers teaching for information that I can easily look up. The time/date stamps for attendance, the family info, the messaging everyone at the same time are my favorite features and has saved me time.
That a child cannot have another person's guardian on their pick up list. That has been a frustrating issue for parents and teachers, and have had to resort to signing original paperwork in the meantime on those occasions.
The guardian issues will soon be resolved! Please make sure that you reach out to our customer success team to show you the MASSIVE updates in the Hopper. We have implemented the 'Education' 'Developmental' and 'Cognitive' milestones. Hope all is well!
Founder and CEO
Saves time and paper with daily reports. Electronics payment options for parents.
We like that there is no more paper shine reports. Parents can see all about their child's day in email and on the app. Also, being able to see where the children are and tracking ratios make it easy to make staffing decisions. We love the customer service provided. They are quick to answer questions and constantly developing improvements. They listen to our suggestions to try to meet the needs of our unique center.
Billing, Plans, Invoices all require lots of steps that we hope will be more streamlined soon.
We're always glad to receive customer feedback, thank you Dawn! We've updated the filtering options and usability of messages, but we're always continuing to improve these features with customers like you in mind!
It is mostly a time saver and parents love being able to pay online
I like having all of the parent communication piece and my management piece in one software. like being able to look at what the teachers are inputting.
Not having the Employee section ready and not having the Federal Food Program forms ready. Right now not being able to sumbit this form
Christina, Thanks so much for the review. Employee section and Food Report automation will be here before the end of the year! Thanks so much for being the best!
Kangarootime is a great tool to use for childcare facilities! It helps our center stay organized and simple.
I like the feature where all the child information is easy to access quickly. Also, the employee features where staff can clock in without having to sign in every time. Its much more convenient for teachers who are in a hurry to get to class. The Development and Support teams always get things done quickly and are very helpful.
KT phone App does not always work and tends to be frustrating to parents.
Thanks for the feedback, Chelsea! We have made several updates to the parent app recently and we're continuing to improve it even more! We can't wait to release the staff schedule feature!
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Mid Size Business, Small Business
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Online Support, Phone Support